“An instant classic…highly recommended!” —New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Probst
USA TODAY bestselling indie author Alice Clayton delights readers with the sexy, laugh-out-loud romance of Caroline and Simon in Wallbanger, the first book in the Cocktail series!
The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she’s gaining an—um—intimate knowledge of her new neighbor’s nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night after loud night goes by) like an endless parade of women. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed “dating hiatus,” and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and the results just as mixed. Suddenly, Caroline is finding she may have discovered a whole new definition of neighborly…
In a delicious mix of silly and steamy, Alice Clayton dishes out a hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight.
Aiming for silly, sarcastic, witty, and hot, Clayton's clumsy contemporary, inexplicably popular in its 2012 digital edition, misses the mark and comes off as ridiculous, immature, and irritating. Caroline's first night in her new apartment is interrupted in the early hours by the moaning and thumping coming from the other side of the wall. Caroline has a great job as a designer; two best friends who are caricatures of disempowered, desperate young women obsessed with sex and drinking; and a KitchenAid mixer. Her only problem in life? "O," her missing orgasm (she named it, as she nicknames just about everything else, including her neighbor Wallbanger and his girlfriends, Spanx, Purina, and Giggler). Her quest for O involves endless attempted witticisms, text message transcriptions, and behavior so juvenile and "beyond ridiculous" that even the characters admit they sound like fourth graders.
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Only one mistake I noticed
I loved this book. It was hilarious! I just wanted to make a note that in the end they said Mimi was moving in with Neil. I believe she was dating Ryan and Sophia was with Neil... Just saying... :)
Seriously great author. I laughed so hard I woke my husband. Awesome awesome awesome
The ONE star is for the paper & ink! Evidently one of the worst books I have ever read. Receiving so many four-star ratings makes me shudder and fear the future of American literature (if one can truthfully call it that). BAD, BAD, BAD! God help us if this is what critics find great and promising.